adverbialize

transitive verb
ad·​ver·​bi·​al·​ize
variants: also British adverbialise \ (ˈ)ad-​¦vər-​bē-​ə-​ˌlīz \
adverbialized; adverbializing; adverbializes

Definition of adverbialize 

linguistics

: to create an adverb from (an adjective, a noun, etc.) As noted earlier … Roumanian does not adverbialize adjectives in the lexicon, but instead simply uses adjectivals freely in modifier function …— Frederick Browning Agard, A Course in Romance Linguistics, 1984

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Other Words from adverbialize

adverbialization also British adverbialisation \ (ˈ)ad-​¦vər-​bē-​ə-​lə-​¦zā-​shən , -​ˌlī-​¦zā-​ \ noun
The accusative case was the primary case used for adverbialization of nouns … — Roger D. Woodard, The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia, 2008

First Known Use of adverbialize

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adverbialize

adverbial entry 1 + -ize

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